Fighting for a safer, fairer road transport industry!

Being a truckie is Australia’s most dangerous job. For over 20 years TWU members have been fighting for safe, fair rates for truck drivers and safer roads for all Australians.

Safe Rates guarantees that every truckie on our roads is behind the wheel of a well-maintained vehicle, won’t have to risk falling asleep on the job just to make a living and isn’t trying to meet an impossible deadline.

What do we want?

For every truck driver – from employee to subbie - to have rates and conditions of work that ensure they’re paid for every hour, every kilometre and every cost.

What are we doing?

Our Campaign for Safe Rates has continued over more than 20 years.

By combining workplace organising with community, political and industrial action, we’ve has some big wins including:
  • Establishing the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal – a dedicated forum for the road transport industry
  • Strong National TWU agreements with major transport companies like Toll and Linfox

Find out more about the latest in our Safe Rates campaign.

How can you get involved?

There are a few ways you can get involved in our fight for a safer and fairer road transport industry:

And don’t forget to sign-up for campaign updates!

  • TWU Safety Summit To Tackle High Death & Injury Rates In Trucking

    January 31

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 31 January 2017
    The Transport Workers’ Union will hold a Safety Summit in Sydney this Friday, February 3rd, bringing together truck drivers, industry, academics and politicians to devise ways to deal with the crisis in trucking.

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  • Calls To Tackle Truckies' High Death Toll

    January 27

    Bankstown Canterbury Torch, by Mick Roberts, 25 January 2017
    Too many truck drivers being killed on roads

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  • Tasmanian Truck Drivers Memorial

    January 24

    TWU VIC/TAS Branch News, 23 January 2017
    Family, friends, workmates and colleagues stood side-by-side and, some, arm-in-arm, at the Tasmanian Truck Drivers Memorial last Saturday to honour those who have lost their lives at work – on and off the road.

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  • Government Putting 'Lives On The Line'

    January 18

    The Irrigator, by Talia Pattison, 18 January 2017
    The federal government must urgently step in to prevent truck drivers across the country being killed or injured on the job.

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  • Truck Driver Takes Aim At Coalition Ministers Over 'Reunion' Expenses

    January 13

    TWU VIC/TAS Branch News, 13 January 2016
    Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull was desperate for a better 2017 after a disastrous 2016, an incredible situation given he was re-elected Prime Minister in July.

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